Category Archives: Ofcom

Teleshopping service fined over political ties

Ofcom imposed a £7,5000 teleshopping channel JML Media Limited for failing to disclose the political connections of one of its directors. It said the beach of licence conditions was serious enough to merit a sanction. Read more.

 

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Local radio hosts broke polling day rules – Ofcom

Two presenters at a community radio station encouraged discussion of election issues on polling day, the regulator Ofcom reports. It found a clear breach of the Ofcom code, which bans discussion of election issues while polling stations are open. Read its report (page 15).

Poet’s foul language too early for Ofcom

A documentary about the performance poet Luke Wright contained 38 uses of “the most offensive” language and 23 other sexually-loaded words but was broadcast before the watershed (the earliest time for transmitting material unsuitable for children). Community broadcaster Notts TV apologised and said it slipped through the net after a change of scheduling staff. Ofcom found a breach of its code. Read its findings in its October 2017 bulletin (page 6).